Marxist IQ: November 7th Answers| November 8, 2014
Marxist IQ: November 7th Answers

The main slogan of the October Revolution was
d) Peace, bread and land.

2. Lenin in the the period before the seizure of the Winter Palace
c) Explored the possibility of a peaceful transition to power.

3. When Bolshevik leaders Kamenev and Zinoviev refused to accept final plans for the October revolution and held a press conference announcing the Bolshevik’s plans
a) Lenin said they were not personally to blame but reflected the outlook and positions of a particular strata of Russian society.

4. Lenin viewed the October revolution as
d) An event of world-historic importance and a model specific only to Russia’s unique circumstances.

5 John Reed’s Ten Days that Shook the World
d) Became famous for its description of the October Revolution that began on November 7th.

All correct:  you have mastered the basics.

Four correct: you’re on the right course: study harder.

Three correct: deviations evident: you need to attend Party school!

Two correct: read Lenin’s April Thesis.

One to zero correct: you’re lost in the marsh! Form a study group: call us on Tuesday.



Comments (3)

E.E.W. Clay | November 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

The plural of Marxist-Leninist, Marxist-Leninists, should be used in the next to last sentence below.

E.E.W. Clay | November 19, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Mark Morss maybe makes a good point, but the present writer finds the I Qs fun and educational-and it seems that is what its author-Norman Markowitz, wants to get at.
All fun aside (if possible), the I Qs do compact much information and much observation-the stuff that science, including social science and historical materialism is made of.
The Russian Revolution of 1917, and its counter-revolution of 1991 may be the two most important events in the millennium-this highlighting the revolutionary discovery of historical materialism by the economist Karl Marx.
The world will never be the same, since this discovery by Marx and F. Engels, and its elaboration by all the Marxist-Leninist which follow. The I Qs highlight this, in a positive way, inviting the liberating working class as groups and individuals, to be part of this positivity- to join us, join in truth, science and peace.

Mark Morss | November 12, 2014 at 12:33 PM

I am not sure that these little details of the Russian Revolution in any way represent the “basics” of Marxism-Leninism.

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